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Moving to Poza Rica, Mexico

An expat talks about what it's like living in a city in Mexico that's not popular among expats. While the cost of living was extremely low, he advises others to choose cities with a more expats. (Read More)

Moving to Playa del Carmen, Mexico

A retiree who visited Playa del Carmen and then returned a month later to rent for a year is very happy with her decision. She's living 3 blocks from the beach and paying a third of what she'd be paying in her home country. (Read More)

Moving to Puerto Penasco, Mexico

An expat talks about living in the Mirador section on Puerto Penasco, Mexico - the close proximity to Tuscon, the lower cost of living finding a rental and more. (Read More)

Moving to Merida, Mexico

A newcomer to Merida, Mexico talks about shipping delays, needing a co-signer for a rental property, the low cost of living in Merida and more. (Read More)

Moving to Rosarito, Mexico

An expat who moved to Rosarito, Mexico talks about her house hunting trips and ultimately making the move to Mexico. (Read More)

Moving to Manzanillo, Mexico

An expat from Vancouver provides a detailed report on moving to Manzanillo, Mexico. Having already lived in Lake Chapala, this is some well-informed insight into what is available in Mexico. (Read More)

Moving to Tijuana, Mexico

An expat in Tijuana offers information about living in Tijuana. She provides information about cost of living, visas, and housing. There is also some brief information provided about safety and the realities of being a border town. (Read More)

Moving to Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico

An expat in the coastal city of Ensenada, Mexico in Baja California about 1 hour 45 minutes south of San Diego talks about expat life in Ensenada. She recommends that people considering a move there come for a month or more in the winter to be sure you will enjoy Ensenada in its cooler, less picture-perfect season. (Read More)

Moving to Ajijic , Mexico

An Expat Moving and Relo Report helps you explore housing options and life as an expatriate in Ajijic, Mexico. Located near Lake Chapala, southeast of Guadalajara. (Read More)

Moving to Lake Chapala, Mexico

An expat in Lake, Chapala shares her experiences moving there. Lake Chapala has an active, large expat community with a theater group, choir, art society and more. (Read More)

Moving to Manzanillo, Mexico

Another expat in Manzanillo advised, "I am a realtor and very happy to show new people around the city I love. I also make sure they settle in and meet other people. I think of that as part of my job." (Read More)

Moving to Manzanillo, Mexico

An expat living in Manzanillo commented, "Contact me or someone here about what to bring or not.

Choosing a neighborhood and finding a home I would suggest a qualified real estate professional.

We have an MLS group in the city. Preferably chose one of those realtors. " (Read More)

Moving to Comalcalco, Mexico

An expat in Comalcalco wrote, "The move was easy for us because we had help from my husband's company. I would have prefered to live closer to Villahermosa (we are about an hour away) but the commute would have been terrible for my husband. My advice would be to learn as much Spanish as possible!!!! Don't rush into finding a h" (Read More)

Moving to Tijuana, Mexico

Another expat in Tijuana advised, "Don't move here! I was nearly kidnapped. The cartels have made this place way too dangerous! I fled this place to save my life and the life of my husband and lost everything! You have to be insane to consider living in Mexico these days." (Read More)

Moving to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

An expat living in San Miguel de Allende commented, "Six months out visit the town have a realtor show you around and see some properties. Learn as much as you can about the various neighborhoods before making a selection." (Read More)

Moving to Puebla, Mexico

Another expat wrote, "If possible come to the city before you move and spend a week focused on looking for a house or apartment. Puebla is a big city and neighborhoods vary. Ask the locals at Starbucks, the hip restaurants or at a local bar in the nice hotels for advice on the better/safer places to live. They are ver" (Read More)

Moving to Monterrey, Mexico

One expat in Monterrey said, "First and foremost, consider using a relocation support company. Monterrey is a vast city and bureaucracy and a lack of sources of public information mean that starting out in Mexico can be tricky, even if you know Spanish.

Other than that, be patient and practical and try not to let the exper" (Read More)

Moving to Torreon, Mexico

Another expat wrote, "Don't just look at the houses that the company, company HR rep., or a real estate agent picks out for you. Do your homework BEFORE you come here -- read the local papers online, get hooked up with the local expat. group, Torreon Circle of Friends, and ask questions. Some individuals will try to qu" (Read More)

Moving to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

One expat in Puerto Vallarta said, "There are a few neighborhood guides online, including on insidepv.com, with pictures and video of the areas. It's relatively easy to choose where you want to be, because Puerto Vallarta is divided into 5 distinct areas- Marina, Hotel Zone, Centro, Old Town, Mismaloya.

The marina is pricey, " (Read More)

Moving to Pachuca, Mexico

Another expat wrote, "In my opinion, the best zone to live in (in regards to safety) is San Javier. I have also lived in Real de la Plata, and found it was a pretty quiet neighborhood as well. " (Read More)

Moving to Merida, Mexico

One expat in Merida said, "Bring as little as you need to, because moving is expensive. And you can get most things here. All the appliances work the same, etc. I would suggest renting for a few months while you look for a home, even though its a hassle to move. But that way you get to know the neighborhoods a little and will" (Read More)

Moving to Ajijic, Lake Chapala, Mexico

Another expat wrote, "Do your homework, then come for a preliminary visit. Talk to local expats, visit the Lake Chapala Society & other venues to meet them. Walk the town for a few days and enjoy the evenings in our great restaurants. Once you decide to make the move, your new friends will be able to give you priceless a" (Read More)

Moving to Mexico City, Mexico

One expat in Mexico City said, "If you are lucky enough to have your company pay for a Relocation company you wont have any problems since they know very well were you should live. But if this is not the case, I recommend you get advice from someone in your company to recommend areas close to work that meet your budget. Once you k" (Read More)

Moving to Mexico City, Mexico

Another expat wrote, "Look and look and look for the right place. There are thousands of them around. Spend at least 1 full week just lookiing before you choose." (Read More)

Moving to Lake Chapala, Mexico

One expat in Lake Chapala said, "Rent your first house for a 2-3 month period while you look over the entire area and decide where you really want to rent, then go for a long term lease at a reduced rate. Use every resource available to you in your new area. Don't think you can learn it on your own. We thought we could and suff" (Read More)

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International-Schools-in-Mexico-CityInternational Schools in Mexico City

If you're moving to Mexico City with kids, international schools are probably a top priority. Here's a list of some of the most well-known international schools and bilingual schools in Mexico City.

If you're moving to Mexico City with kids, international schools are probably a top priority. Here's a list of some of the most well-known international schools and bilingual schools in Mexico City. ...

8-Things-to-Know-Before-You-Move-to-MexicoMoving to Mexico: 8 Things to Know Before You Move to Mexico

Expats in Mexico share important tips for people preparing to move to Mexico. From banking in Mexico to finding a safe city, read these 8 tips before moving to Mexico.

Expats in Mexico share important tips for people preparing to move to Mexico. From banking in Mexico to finding a safe city, read these 8 tips before moving to Mexico....

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8-Best-Places-to-Live-in-Mexico8 Best Places to Live in Mexico

Expats from the United States and Canada often choose to move to Mexico or retire there. Here are some of the locations that they recommend most to others considering living in Mexico.

Expats from the United States and Canada often choose to move to Mexico or retire there. Here are some of the locations that they recommend most to others considering living in Mexico....

9-Best-Places-to-Live-on-Mexicos-Pacific-Coast9 Best Places to Live on Mexico's Pacific Coast

We've compiled a list of the 9 best places to live on the Pacific Coast of Mexico based upon expats' recommendations and security information from the US State Department. From Ensenada in Baja Norte all the way down to Puerto Escondido, these cities and towns boast beautiful beaches, warm weather and more.

We've compiled a list of the 9 best places to live on the Pacific Coast of Mexico based upon expats' recommendations and security information from the US State Department. From Ensenada in Baja Norte...

Best-Places-to-Live-in-Riviera-Maya,-Mexico-5 Best Places to Live in Riviera Maya, Mexico

Riviera Maya is a gorgeous stretch of Caribbean coastline in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. We highlight expats' 5 favorite places to live in Riviera Maya.

Riviera Maya is a gorgeous stretch of Caribbean coastline in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. We highlight expats' 5 favorite places to live in Riviera Maya....

5-Best-Places-to-Live-in-MexicoExpat Mexico: 5 Best Places to Live in Mexico

Mexico's lower cost of living, beautiful weather and warm, welcoming culture are a big draw for people looking to live abroad. However, Mexico's ever changing security situation impacts where expats choose to move. Here are 5 of the best places to live in Mexico based upon recent expat reviews.

Mexico's lower cost of living, beautiful weather and warm, welcoming culture are a big draw for people looking to live abroad. However, Mexico's ever changing security situation impacts where expats ...

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Retirement-In-ApizacoAn Expat Shares What it's Like Retiring in Apizaco, Mexico

A retiree in Apizaco, Mexico talks about retiring in Mexico. He and his wife decided to move to Mexico for the lower cost of living and climate.

Retirement-In-AjijicAn Expat Shares What it's Like Retiring in Ajijic, Mexico

An experienced expat who has lived all over the world shares his experiences as an expat retiree in the Ajijic/Lake Chapala area. From little tips on how to get there to how to settle in and adjust, this is a very in depth report on retiring abroad. A Must read!

Moving-To-Puerto-PenascoAn Expat Talks about Moving to Puerto Penasco, Mexico

An expat talks about living in the Mirador section on Puerto Penasco, Mexico - the close proximity to Tuscon, the lower cost of living finding a rental and more.

Moving-To-MeridaAn Expat Talks about Moving to Merida, Mexico

A newcomer to Merida, Mexico talks about shipping delays, needing a co-signer for a rental property, the low cost of living in Merida and more.

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International-Schools-in-Mexico-CityInternational Schools in Mexico City

If you're moving to Mexico City with kids, international schools are probably a top priority. Here's a list of some of the most well-known international schools and bilingual schools in Mexico City.

If you're moving to Mexico City with kids, international schools are probably a top priority. Here's a list of some of the most well-known international schools and bilingual schools in Mexico City. ...

8-Things-to-Know-Before-You-Move-to-MexicoMoving to Mexico: 8 Things to Know Before You Move to Mexico

Expats in Mexico share important tips for people preparing to move to Mexico. From banking in Mexico to finding a safe city, read these 8 tips before moving to Mexico.

Expats in Mexico share important tips for people preparing to move to Mexico. From banking in Mexico to finding a safe city, read these 8 tips before moving to Mexico....

Moving-To-MexicoExpats Talk about What it's Like Moving to Mexico

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8-Best-Places-to-Live-in-Mexico8 Best Places to Live in Mexico

Expats from the United States and Canada often choose to move to Mexico or retire there. Here are some of the locations that they recommend most to others considering living in Mexico.

Expats from the United States and Canada often choose to move to Mexico or retire there. Here are some of the locations that they recommend most to others considering living in Mexico....

9-Best-Places-to-Live-on-Mexicos-Pacific-Coast9 Best Places to Live on Mexico's Pacific Coast

We've compiled a list of the 9 best places to live on the Pacific Coast of Mexico based upon expats' recommendations and security information from the US State Department. From Ensenada in Baja Norte all the way down to Puerto Escondido, these cities and towns boast beautiful beaches, warm weather and more.

We've compiled a list of the 9 best places to live on the Pacific Coast of Mexico based upon expats' recommendations and security information from the US State Department. From Ensenada in Baja Norte...

Best-Places-to-Live-in-Riviera-Maya,-Mexico-5 Best Places to Live in Riviera Maya, Mexico

Riviera Maya is a gorgeous stretch of Caribbean coastline in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. We highlight expats' 5 favorite places to live in Riviera Maya.

Riviera Maya is a gorgeous stretch of Caribbean coastline in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. We highlight expats' 5 favorite places to live in Riviera Maya....

5-Best-Places-to-Live-in-MexicoExpat Mexico: 5 Best Places to Live in Mexico

Mexico's lower cost of living, beautiful weather and warm, welcoming culture are a big draw for people looking to live abroad. However, Mexico's ever changing security situation impacts where expats choose to move. Here are 5 of the best places to live in Mexico based upon recent expat reviews.

Mexico's lower cost of living, beautiful weather and warm, welcoming culture are a big draw for people looking to live abroad. However, Mexico's ever changing security situation impacts where expats ...

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